Psych

Season 3 Episode 13

Any Given Friday Night at 10pm, 9pm Central

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 30, 2009 on USA
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Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a footballer named Vlad.

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  • I loved this episode.

    10
    This was my favorite episode so far. Shawn and Gus on a professional football team; Shawn as a field goal kicker and Gus as a message therapist. It was hilarious to watch Shawn try and kick a field goal and Gus have to give a message (which he found a way out of). Some of the lines in this episode were classic; Gus "breaking" Jack Dempsey's field goal record and Gus's response of the record being "63 yards, not 63 feet". The line were Gus says that his hands were not for touching big hairy football players, but for only for touching himself. I cracked up in both of these scenes. It was a little predictable that the three football players had something to do with Vlad's death, but it was kind of a surprise that it was an accident and they had only tried to make it look like someone else had done it.moreless
  • Interesting story line, but not something to be thrilled about...

    8.0
    The humor was great, and the story line wasn't too bad, but there wasn't much of a mystery. There sort of was, but Shawn and Gus didn't go through the regular process, and the mystery was hard for viewers like me to figure it out. The beginning was great. Shawn told his idol football player about some of his moves, and he got to keep the football. Then, years later, Shawn meets him while working on this case, and the guy still remembers him XD It was hilarious. Jules checking out Shawn in the football outfit was great too XD She didn't know it was Shawn she was checking out XDmoreless
  • Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a kicker.

    7.7
    While Monk's football-themed episode turned out to be a flop Psych produced a very strong installment. Shawn's obnoxious and sarcastic responses were as great as ever, including dropping a Night of the Comet reference seconds ever being chastised by Carlton.



    The backstory was also very well-written here and it looked like there was a lot of time put into this episode, unlike the other USA Network Friday night comedy's show.



    I still wish they reverted back to the straight man/goofy man aspect with Gus and Shawn instead of having Gus go along with Shawn's requests such as to speak in a Jamaican accent, but that would be one of my few complaints here. The supporting cast of Carlton, Juliet and Henry got time and this was just a really good episode.moreless
  • Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a footballer and get the opportunity to meet their favorite football player.

    9.0
    This was another great episode. It was well written exciting and funny. Gus’s reaction on seeing the foot was hilarious :D I also loved the last scene, where we can see Henry very proud of Shawn. He really looked good in that football uniform. Juliet is finally realizing her feelings for him. Well, we will have to see what happens. I could not believe it when Shawn mentioned that he will watch a couple of episodes of the Mentalist with his father... The shows have some similarities, but I like them both and I am looking forward to watching the next episodes :)moreless
  • Shawn and Gus get involved in the local football team and try to solve the case of a found foot.

    9.0
    It was great to see a different kind of case. Shawn gets a little distracted with all the football and being near one of his idols and lets Lassie shine for a couple times. However, Shawn and Gus show that they are still the best at the game. It was great to see Shawn's dad so proud of him at the end and that Juliet is probably falling for him.

    The only thing that gets me is the obscure 80's references, but even that the guys are able to make it funny as hell.



    The psych out moment with Juliet as an ice cream is Highlarious to the extreme.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • A majority of the episode is filmed on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The school's sports teams are actually called the Thunderbirds. The domed stadium in which a practice and game take place is B.C. Place stadium, which is the home of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. It is also the stadium that would host the opening and closing ceremonies and medal presentations for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

    • Next to the picture of Chad in the laundromat is a picture of Andy Berman.

    • Psych-Out: Shawn and Dulé sing "Freak Me" to an ice cream cone-costumed Maggie.

    • The five players Shawn singles out from the board in Coach Winslow's office (Bevell, Fletcher, Dayne, Bollinger, and Calderwood) are all former UW-Madison players. Darrell Bevell, Terrell Fletcher, Ron Dayne and Brooks Bollinger were football players, and Ty Calderwood was on the men's basketball team.

    • The Thunderdome stadium is actually Vancouver's BC Place Stadium.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Shawn: Dude, check the books, I think I just tied Tom Dempsey's record for longest field goal.
      Gus: Yeah, no, you didn't, his record is 63 yards, not 63 feet.

    • Shawn: (about the football practice) My dad would love this.
      Gus: Yeah. Too bad he's not talking to you. You should have just gone on the camping trip.
      Shawn: I'll make it up to him this week. I'll head over there for dinner. Bring him a pouch of Big League chew. Maybe watch a couple episodes of The Mentalist. He'll be fine.

    • Gus: Let me be very clear, these hands (holds up his hands) are not touching anyone, I only use these hands to touch myself. (awkward silence) Let me rephrase that…
      Shawn: Please stop speaking. And no more fist bumps for the rest of the day.

    • Lassiter: So, you think someone planted it in his locker?
      Shawn: No. I think someone put it there on purpose.
      Lassiter: That's what I just said.
      Shawn: The line wasn't in the form of a question, so it come from a place of power.

    • Shawn: How do I look, Jules?
      Juliet: Like my 11-year-old nephew in his Peyton Manning pajamas.
      Shawn: Your 11-year-old nephew is ruggedly sexy. It's weird.

    • Shawn: Jules! Color me impressed… and purple, with a streak of magenta.
      Juliet: Well, I uh, I dated a Miami Dolphin for awhile one summer.
      Shawn:Yeah, so you're, uh, attracted to big, meat-headed football players?
      Juliet:They're not all meat-headed. And, I don't know, it's just something about that uniform… mmm.
      Gus:Yeah, so… anyway…

    • Chief Vick: But I can only keep this foot thing quiet for a day or two. Don't want to panic the community.
      Shawn: So you're saying this thing might cause quite a stink.
      (Chief Vick, Lassiter, and Juliet blink, and ignore the comment.)
      Shawn: All right, you know, I just feel like heel. (Chief walks away) That was callused.

    • Chief Vick: Mr. Spencer, we need you to psychically tell us who belonged to this foot.
      (Gus looks sick and goes through a door, attempting to leave the room.)
      Juliet: Does he know that's where they keep the bodies for identification?
      Shawn: I think he's figuring that out right now.
      (Gus makes a strangle squeal as he returns from the room.)
      Shawn: There you go. (Gus stiffly leaves)

    • Juliet: Guys, the chief is not happy. You have to keep your cell phone on at all times.
      Shawn: This would all be a lot easier if you would just run with my genius Psych-signal idea.
      Juliet: No.
      Shawn: Don't you mean yes?
      Lassiter: What are you talking about?
      Shawn: It's like Bat-signal, only way awesomer. The silhouette in the sky would have been my hand to my head, psychic-style. I drew up a whole proposal.

    • Henry: Just relax, relax. Remember, he's a person, just like me.
      Young Shawn: Oh no, he's way better than you.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Finland – February 22, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic – June 19, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia – December 8, 2011 on Markiza

    • Featured Music:
      "We Are the Champions" by Queen

    • This episode was part of a special promotion by USA Network, celebrating Super Bowl XLIII which would be broadcast on the immediate Sunday, February 1, 2009, on its sister network NBC. The football-themed episodes involved the three original programs being broadcast at that time, Burn Notice ("Hot Spot"), Monk ("Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs") and Psych.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Shawn: Lassie, your haircut is worse than Joyce Hyser's in Just One of the Guys. Thank you, and good night.

      Shawn fulfills his 80's movie reference quota by comparing Lassiter's hair to Joyce Hyser in Just One of the Guys, a 1985 film from Lisa Gottlieb in which the character played by Hyser poses as a boy at a rival high school to write a school newspaper article after one of hers is rejected by her own school's journalism teacher.

    • Shawn states he and Henry both like Harry Hamlin. This is notable because both Harry Hamlin and Corbin Bernsen starred on the hit television show L.A. Law.

    • Shawn tells Gus that he'll make up with Henry by watching a couple episodes of The Mentalist with him. The Mentalist is a show on CBS that has a premise very similar to Psych in that the main character solves crimes by being extra perceptive as well. The similarity of the shows is constantly argued over by fans of both.

    • The episode's title is a reference to Oliver Stone's 1999 football movie, Any Given Sunday, as well as mentioning Psych's usual timeslot.

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